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TV Junkie: The #s on Premium Cable's Sunday Premieres; New Office/30 Rock/Treasure Quest Tonight
For those of you that watched the 2-hour premiere of "Lost" last night, are you enjoying that old familiar feeling of not knowing what the hell is going on?
Speaking of watching premieres, The Hollywood Reporter reports that Showtime's "The United States of Tara" debuted with more viewers than the series premieres of "Weeds", "Californication", and "Dexter". It has to be said that Showtime did a great job promoting "Tara":we saw ads on several of the Big 3 networks, on cable, newspaper ads, and web banner ads all over the place.
HBO had less rosy results for their season premieres of "Big Love" and "Flight of the Conchords", both down around 50% from their last premieres.
Hey advertisers, Tivo can be very good to you if you happen to be advertising theatrical film releases. This is probably one of many reasons why the Oscars broadcast will now be allowing ads for movies.
The TV Junkie Plan: "Dragon's Den", "The Office", "30 Rock", "Treasure Quest", Conan
8:00pm My Name Is Earl NBC - After Joy blows his witness protection cover, Darnell must pack up the family and assume a new identity
8:00pm Dragon's Den BBC America - Water powered batteries; medical tourism company; a new way to teach tennis.
8:00pm Bones FOX - New time
9:00pm The Office NBC - Michael and Dwight go under cover to learn about a competitor.
9:30pm 30 Rock NBC - Jack, nervous about attending a corporate retreat, persuades Liz to accompany him for support
10:00pm Burn Notice USA - Winter Premiere
10:00pm Treasure Quest Discovery - The Odyssey Explorer crew discovers a bronze ship's bell and tries to determine if it belongs to the treasure ship Merchant Royal.
12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor Brendan Fraser; escapologist Jonathan Goodwin; Blake Shelton performs.
12:35am Late Night With Conan O'Brien NBC - Director Ron Howard; actor Eric McCormack; balloon artist John Cassidy.
12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt; actor Matthew Rhys.
Donald Trump was a fading TV presence when the WGA strike put a dent in network schedules.
Pickets are being held outside at movie and TV studios across the city
For some critics, this feels less like a momentous departure and more like a footnote.
Disneyland's famous "Fantasmic!" show came to a sudden end when its 45-foot animatronic dragon — Maleficent — burst into flames.
Leads Ali Wong and Steven Yeun issue a joint statement along with show creator Lee Sung Jin.
Every two years, Desert X presents site-specific outdoor installations throughout the Coachella Valley. Two Los Angeles artists have new work on display.